One of the latest fads that I think will be around for a very, very long time is subscription box services. You know when you see those same branded shipping boxes on your neighbor’s doorstep every other week or so? They’ve likely subscribed to a service that sends them anything from candy to dog toys to food. It makes their lives easier not having to go out and get these things on their own. It’s a convenience and companies make big money off such business models.
While I’m not sure I’d be down to stay on a subscription plan for life regarding these things that are offered, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by the food subscription boxes like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron and the likes. With my new diet consisting of mainly fish and vegetarian options, it’s become a bit tough for me to find fresh ingredients in my hometown when I need to cook dinner for two.
So, I’m thinking about a trial period with one of these companies to see what all the rage is about while also doing myself a favor and getting the ingredients that are harder for me to find around here. I’m all about the pescatarian diet and know that these subscription services may do me some good, even if it’s just one meal a week or something along those lines. I look forward to finding some of those shipping boxes full of food on my doorstep here in a few weeks when I begin, and I’m not too ashamed to admit that I’m interested in how it’ll go.
Ultimately, these services are a hot commodity that pretty much no one else seems to do. Food is, by and large, not suited for a subscription service simply because it expires, it can be hard to get certain things in certain areas, and people would take advantage of an all you can eat sort of thing. However, these companies have made it work in a fashion I wouldn’t have imagined, and so you really can’t blame my interest in giving it a whirl.